Once I designed the Wee Evergreens pattern, I couldn’t get the idea of knitting a deciduous tree out of my head. And once I had the idea of adding little apples, I just knew it had to come to life.
The use of a few, simple pleat-stitch rounds has a huge impact on creating the leafy canopy. The tree is knit in the round from the bottom up, with apples sewn on after it is stuffed and closed.
•knit and purl in the round
•Fingering Weight Yarn
Approximate Yardage (with a 15% buffer)
Trunk – C1: 31 yd. / 28 m (6 g)
Canopy – C2: 105 yd. /96 m (23 g)
Apples – C3: 9 yd. / 8 m (2 g)
Trunk – C1: 46 yd. / 42 m (21 g)
Canopy – C2: 130 yd. / 118 m (60 g)
Apples – C3: 17 yd. / 16 m (8 g)
US 1 / 2.25 mm and US 1.5 / 2.5 mm needles for knitting small circumference in the round or size needed to get gauge
US 3 / 3.25 mm and US 4 / 3.5 mm needles for knitting in the round or size needed to get gauge
yarn needle, removable stitch markers, a beginning of round marker, fluffy stuffing like roving/polyfill stuffing, weighted stuffing like poly pellets/aquarium gravel/dried beans, cardboard (or plastic container lid), felt or other material + needle and thread or fabric glue (optional, for toy)
This pattern has been tech edited and test knit.